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October 21, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –October 21, 2018

       Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister   

Preparation for worship: “Come away from rush and hurry, to the stillness of God’s peace; come away from noise and clamor, life’s demands and frenzied pace; come to join the people gathered here to seek and find God’s grace.” (from hymn

text by Marva Dawn).

 

WE SEEK THE LORD IN HIS HOUSE

Prelude

Call to Worship

*Opening Songs: SW#13 “I Love You, Lord” & SW#14 “More Precious Than Silver”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*We Affirm Our Faith: The Apostles’ Creed (PH pg. 813)

Hymn of Praise: #593:1-3, 5 “My Song Forever Shall Record”

 

WE FIND GOD’S GRACE THROUGH HIS COVENANT

Baptism of Skylar Lynn Schultze

Baptism Hymn: #500:1,2,5 “How Firm a Foundation”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Hope Haven

Offertory

 

WE HEAR HIS WORD

*Song of Preparation:  SW#28 “As the Deer”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Psalm 42

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Hope in God”

Prayer of Application

 

WE GO OUT IN THANKSGIVING AND THANKSLIVING

*Song of Response: #42:1-3 “As a Deer in Want of Water”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #319:1,2 “May the Grace of Christ My Savior” 

*Postlude

  (please allow teachers/students to exit first)

 

*indicates congregation stand

organist…Connie Te Krony

clavinova…Dana Fedders

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Arch & Val Brummel, Elder Don & Mary Krommendyk

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Dennis & Linda Brunsting, Deacon Darren & Shar Bonestroo

 

NURSERY SUNDAY: AM Amy De Jager, Susan De Yager, Bryson Sandbulte, Jacob Emerick, Haley Driesen; PM Joel Leusink Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Lisa Kats, Cindy Te Slaa, Mya Kleinwolterink, Abigail Kats, Mackelle Grevengoed; PM Travis Kooima Family

 

USHERS FOR OCT .: Randy Winterfeld, Kyle Vander Schaaf, Dean Bonestroo, Matt Bosma

VALET PARKING FOR OCT.: Oct. 21: Alex Westra, Scott Kroese; Oct.28: David Te Krony, Eric Rens

 

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for Hope Haven

OFFERING NEXT WEEK: 1. Christian Ed. Fund; 2. Talking Bibles

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Rob & Amy Westra                 NEXT WEEK: Randy & Mindy Winterfeld

POWER POINT TODAY: Julie/Tonya         NEXT WEEK: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Julie

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                                                NEXT SUNDAY: Joel  

 

CORRESPONDENCE: Dave Van’t Hul to Justin Van Zee; Orv Van’t Hul to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Daryl Van Wyhe to Kevin Schutte; Maureen Veldman to Lauren Runia; Travis Veldman to Mike Ribbens; Roger Vis to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

 

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM       Worship Service

 10:45 AM      Coffee fellowship in the basement

 10:45 AM      Sunday School/Catechism Classes

 10:45 AM      Adult Sunday School

 10:45 AM      Choir Rehearsal

   6:00 PM       Evening Service

   7:15 PM       Christian Fellowship. Session 2 “The Believers”. Lunch: Ted & Lois Salazar

MONDAY

   7:30 PM       Friendship Bible

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM       Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 5 “Discover Colossians”

   2:00 PM       Bereans. Lunch: Berdena Bylsma

   6:45 PM       Cadets meet in full uniform at the youth building for a regular meeting. Do Lesson 2 from the Discovering God’s Word booklet. Fundraising forms will be handed out.

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

October 21, 2018

 

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to worship and Christian fellowship! Please greet the children of God sitting near you. A nursery and quiet room are available in the basement. TV’s are available so that the service can be viewed. We invite everyone to join us for fellowship & coffee after the morning service in the church basement. 

THIS MORNING we will witness the baptism of Skylar Lynn Schultze, infant daughter of Matt & Kait.

PASTOR LOREN’S message this evening if from Acts 12:19-25 titled “ God’s Purposes Will Prevail”.

THIS EVENING Mark Hoekstra from Talking Bibles will speak during the service. There will be coffee after the service. An offering will be taken for Talking Bibles next Sunday, Oct. 28th.

A CARD SHOWER is requested for Matt De Wild for his birthday on October 29th. Cards may be sent to him at: Room 424, Craig Hospital, 3425 South Clarkson St., Englewood, CO 80113.

LADIES/MEN available to help at JFA on Tues., Oct. 23, can meet in the upper parking lot at 12:45p to car pool.

PASTOR APPRECIATION:  Coffee & cake will be served after the evening service on November 4th to show our appreciation to Pastor Loren & Norma and Pastor Carl & Ellen.

CBI’s annual Send-A-Card program powerfully brings the joy of Christ & Christmas into a very dark place. Guidelines: 1) English/Spanish cards (no foil/stickers/glitter/glue/pop-up parts or paint & NO homemade layered cards; 2) you may add a special greeting, encouragement, or Bible verse (CBI will personalize it with a student’s name); 3) Sign only your FIRST name or “a brother/sister in Christ” (no unsigned cards accepted) 4) place cards in a blank envelope and DO NOT SEAL! A box is on the narthex table for your cards. Cards are due by Nov. 15.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD brings hope and joy to kids worldwide through a simple gift-filled shoebox. Boxes are available under the mailboxes. The brochure inside the box has instructions along with a list of gift suggestions (no toothpaste or candy). When you have filled your box attach the label, which is on the brochure, indicating whether the box is for a girl or boy and the age and tape it to the box. Filled boxes should be returned to the church kitchen by Wed., November 14th.

CROSSROADS/NW IA TEENS ENCOUNTER CHRIST are accepting applications for the upcoming weekend at the First Ref. Church in Maurice. TEC is an interdenominational 3 day Christian retreat/lock in designed to help high schoolers learn more about their faith and their community. The next TEC is Fri., Nov. 16-Sun., Nov. 18. Visit www.CrossroadsTEC.com/apply or email CrossroadsTEC@gmail.com. The cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt, meals & other special gifts. Scholarships are available upon request.

THANK YOU to everyone for your expressions of sympathy following the passing of our Mother and Grandmother. Thanks also to our care group for the flowers. It was very much appreciated. What a comfort in believing the promise of salvation. –Henry, Cheryl & Kristiann Kats

THANK YOU: We would like to thank all who remembered us with cards, telephone calls and expressions of sympathy in the death of Orv’s sister, Dorothy Van Beek. A special thank you to our care group #7 for the beautiful plaque “Great is Thy Faithfulness”.  –Orv and Arlene Van’t Hul & family

THANK YOU to my family at First CRC for all you have done for me the past 3 years and that includes a lot of different things such as your prayers, thoughts, smiles, words of encouragement and general conversations, cards, visits, delicious soups and casseroles, sugar treats and gift cards. My cup is running over. Thank you for the blanket that was made by ladies from a number of churches in Hull that I actually used after surgery in the recovery room. This was all very generous. A “special” thank you to all the widow ladies in our church who treated me so special. It will never be forgotten. Also special thanks to Pastor Kotman, Pastor Klompien, Elder Haveman and Elder De Wit and Deacon Van’t Hul for all your calls and visits. And finally and most important, to God Almighty for letting me get to my 66th birthday! And may I always say “thy will be done”.

                                                                                                                                                –Duane Vande Griend

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

  • Give thanks that Lou Krommendyk continues to recover. Lou enjoys visits.
  • Remember Belle Draayer in prayer in her ongoing challenges in life.
  • Gary Roetman’s tests all came back good with no visible signs of cancer. Praise God for answered prayers.
  • Duane Vande Griend’s PET Scan showed that his current treatment is not working for him. He will start new medications in the next couple weeks. 
  • Give thanks that Matt De Wild got his neck brace taken off on Monday. He has been doing a lot of work in the manual wheelchair. He continues to strive and do well in physical therapy. Continue to remember Matt & LuAnn in your prayers.
  • Continue to remember George Heynen as he recovers from knee surgery. Give thanks for progress made.
  • Keep Esther Rozeboom in your prayers as she has a lot of pain due to a compression fracture in her back which cannot be treated with medication or surgery.  Pray for relief from the pain and for healing.
  • Heath Stoker continues to improve from his bone marrow transplant, but recently caught a cold; he was able to stay at home. He has a transplant follow up appointment on Monday to discuss starting a maintenance chemo treatment plan soon. Please continue to keep Heath & Kayla in your prayers as they walk down the road of this cancer journey.
  • Lisa Wiersma received her last chemo treatment. She has tests and a doctor’s appointment on Monday to determine a date for surgery.
  • Pray for Al Rens at Pleasant Acres as he recovers from recent back surgery.
  • Pray for our shut ins: PA: Sally De Groot, Florence Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Julianne Kats, Harry Klay, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Goldie Veldman; Fieldcrest in Sheldon: Verne Huisman, Esther Rozeboom: in her son’s home; Good Samaritan Society in George: Wilma Altena; Ardelle Westra: S. City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:           

  • Wilma Heynen has begun chemotherapy. We pray that the treatments are effective and that God will grant healing and encouragement.
  • Cruise De Groot continues his deployment to the Middle East. Cruise’s address has changed, and his parents will provide his address if you’d like to send him a note. You may also message him through Facebook. Please pray for his safety and encouragement.
  • We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Marv Boon at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, Grace Dykstra at Pleasant Acres, and Evelyn Dykstra in Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. We also remember those who reside at home but aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.

 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      HCS will be holding their annual Service Day on Tues., Oct. 30. The 6th-8th grade students can assist anyone needing extra help raking their leaves. Please call school (439-2273) by Thurs., Oct. 25, if we can assist you in this way.

      HCS annual Soup Supper is Thurs., Nov. 1. Serving will be from 5:00-7:00p in the school gym. A free-will offering will be taken for the meal. Come out and enjoy an evening of good food and great fellowship.

      HCS is continuing to collect money for the NW IA Christian Schools Tuition Organization (NICSTO). This gift helps families with tuition assistance. In exchange for your donation you will receive a 65% tax credit on your IA income tax (C Corporations, S Corporations, LLOC & Partnerships are also eligible for STO tax credits). If can also be claimed as a deduction on your federal income tax. If interested in donating, contact Randy Ten Pas (439-2273) at Hull Christian.

      The Board of Directors at Western invite you to reserve Fri., Nov. 16, for the debut of the Western Fall Bonanza. Formerly called FUND Night, our theme for the evening is a Windfall of Blessings. Highlights of the Fall Bonanza include an online auction, a live auction, a delicious meal, and the always popular Kid’s Carnival. Check the flyer in the church mailbox or click on www.westernchritianhs.com for more information.      

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

HOPE HAVEN’S 54th Annual Society Meeting will be held on Tues., Oct. 23, at Hope Haven beginning at 1:00p. Society members will have the opportunity to elect Board members, review recent audit and budgets, and receive the annual report on the ministry of Hope Haven.

MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet on October 25 at 7:00p at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care. The program will be stress management. Please come with questions and ideas about this topic as well as ideas for future programs. We want to encourage family and friends of people with dementia to attend.

DORDT seniors Kourtney TeBrake, soprano, and Karissa Van Surksum, trumpet, will present a joint senior recital at 7:30p on Friday, Oct. 26, in the auditorium. Free and open to the public.

DORDT: This year marks the 6th year of the Ringerwole Organ Recital Series at Dordt. The recital will be presented by internationally acclaimed organist Nathan Laube at 7:30p Sat., Nov. 3. Free & open to the public.

INSPIRATION HILLS AUCTION is Fri., Oct. 26! The proceeds will go toward the kitchen remodel. Doors open at 6:00p when you can look over the donated items and enjoy soup & dessert. The auction begins at 7:00p.

KATELYN’S FUND Orphan Ministry Auction is Friday, Nov. 2, at New Life Reformed Church. Doors open at 5:30p with a freewill donation meal served from 5:30-6:30; auction starts at 6:30p. Monetary and merchandise donations welcome. To make a donation go to: KatelynsFund.org/auction-donation-form. No gift is too large or small. Questions, call Wade or Alissa Kroeze at 722-3140.

GATHER A GROUP together to hear Valerie Elliot Shepard speak in Orange City on Nov. 2&3, with a men’s breakfast event ($10, 9-10:30a) & women’s conference ($15, 9a-2p, lunch included). Get your tickets before registration closes this Tuesday, the 22nd! Visit your local Radio Shack or shepards.eventbrite.com. Also, mark your calendar for the free session Friday night, Nov. 2, at Unity Knight Center from 7:00-8:30p; free-will offering. These events are sponsored by OC area churches, businesses and community members.

THE 4th Annual Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare Banquet will be held Mon., Oct. 29, from 5:30-8:00p at the Carmel Ref. Church in rural Rock Valley. Fellowship tie & silent auction: 5:30-6:30p. Dinner, testimonials, and a ministry update: 6:30-8:00p. Please RSVP Rhonda at 605-695-0059.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH invites you & your family to honor your loved one by participating in the Loving Tree Project. Through your generous donation, you will receive a personalized ornament to cherish their memories. These ornaments will decorate the Loving Tree in the Town Center at Sioux Center Health throughout the holiday season. For more information or to order an ornament, visit siouxcenterhealth.org. Deadline to order is Friday, Nov. 16th.

LOVE INC is continuing to develop our Love & Learn classes and are excited to pursue a Parenting Curriculum for January 2019! We are seeking individuals or couples that would be interested in facilitating the class. It is a faith-based DVD/workbook curriculum that has been selected through prayer, discernment and communication with Sioux County churches and agencies. Love INC will be taking volunteer applications for this opportunity through mid-December. If you have a heart for helping others navigate the challenging journey of parenting, life experience and feel God’s leading please call the Love INC office at 476-5990.